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Pre Arrival:  Overview | Location | Charts | Limits   ...
Arrival:  Approach | Pilots | DS Pilots | Anchor
Communications:  Pratique | Pre-Arrival | VHF | VTS/Radar
Berthing Ops:  Tugs | Berths
Cargo:  Bulk | Cargo
Pollution:  Pollution | Waste | Slops
Facilities:  Medical | Water | Fuel | Chandler | Services   ...
Security:  Police etc | Emergency | Security | Regs
Local Info:  Weather
Shore:  Tel. | Airport | Connections
Report:  Report

Summary

Max. Size:  Bulk:  200,000 d.w.t., LOA 300 m., beam 50.0 m., depth 19.5 m.
Airport:  Bowen Domestic, 20 km. Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Domestic, 80 km. Brisbane Int'l, 1,000 km.

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SHIPMASTER'S REPORT: March 1986 (Updated 2002)
Location:  Abbot Point is within a Permanent Tropical Zone, within the Great Barrier Reef.
Tropical Zone: 1 April to 30 November.
Summer Zone: 1 December to 31 March.
Anchoring Position:  Within 1 n.m. of the pilot boarding ground.
Pilot Boarding Position:  Indicated on AUS Chart No. 255, Abbot Point and Approaches. Lat. 19° 48′ S, Long. 148° 04′ E. This chart is well recommended.
Pilot boards by pilot boat, tugs stationed at Bowen.
The Harbour Master and Pilots are stationed in Townsville.
Abbot Point:  Australia's most northerly deep-water coal shipping port, situated about 20 km. north of Bowen. The port is established under the auspices of the Harbours Corporation of Queensland. Developed by the MIM Holdings Ltd. and operated by the Abbot Point Bulk Coal Pty. Ltd. Development began in 1981, and operations commenced in 1984. Coking coal from Collinsville and steaming coal from Newlands are the only two MIM products handled.
Heavy duty railway, using modern rolling stock, and multiple diesel electric locomotives conveys coal from the fields to the 450 ha. site.
Loading Procedure:  Coal travels on conveyors via a 1,350 tonne surge bin. There are two weightometers and an automatic continuous sampling plant. The conveyor system extends along a 100 m. rock causeway and a 2.8 km. approach trestle, which also supports a roadway to the deep-water wharf and shiploader.
Size of Vessels:  From 20,000–200,000 d.w.t. Larger vessels have been considered on individual merits.
Depths:  Approach depth, (stated) 17.2 m., alongside berth (stated) 19.4 m.
Tugs:  2×55 tonne bollard pull. Tugs' lines used.
Line Boats:  None available.
Berthing:  In normal circumstances vessels will berth starboard side to. However, be prepared to berth either side to in accordance with the Harbour Master's requirements.
In normal conditions draft is to be adjusted so that the propeller is fully immersed and vessel trimmed approx. 1.8 m. by the stern. The arrival draft must be cabled to the Harbour Master and Agent who will advise any adjustment required.
To ensure maximum safety all vessels using heavy mooring wire ropes are requested to have the ends terminating in a 9 m. rope spring finished with a standard eye for placing over the bollards and hooks. All mooring ropes and wires should have a 6 m. tail of light rope spliced into the eye.
Hooks on mooring bollards are electrically operated and self-release.
Pilot Ladder:  Constructed and rigged in accordance with SOLAS requirements.
Berth:  Length of trestle from shore to berth 2.75 km.
Length of Berth: (Extent of fender system approx. 264 m.).
Length between extreme mooring dolphins 466 m.
Length of Berthing Basin: 512 m.
Width of Berthing Basin: 70 m.
Depth at Berthing Basin: 19.4 m.
There are 7 breasting dolphins, equipped with Bridgestone energy absorbing cell-type rubber fenders.
Height of top of fenders above datum approx. 7.5 m.
Height of underside of fenders above datum approx. 0.9 m.
Ship Loader:  Type: Travelling gantry with luffing boom.
Design rate maximum capacity: 4,600 tonnes/hr.
Length of travel: 212 m.
Boom operating range: +12° to –10°.
Maximum outreach from fender line: 34 m.
Height above datum (plus 12°): 27.5 m.
Height below datum (minus 10°): 19.5 m.
Travel speed variable from 3 m./min. to 30 m./min.
Stowage Factor:  Steaming coal: approx. 1.11 cu.m./tonne. Angle of repose from 35–50°.
Coking coal: Approx. 1.14 cu.m./tonne. Angle of repose 33°.
Vessel achieved a better stowage factor loading steaming coal.
Final Quantity:  It has to be remembered, when requesting to stop loading, that there is about 3,000 tonnes on the belt, which must be run off.
Loaded Tonnage:  Calculated on draft survey (vessel experienced SW'ly winds Force 4 and swell of about 1 m.).
Cargo Completion:  Vessels must vacate berth without delay, subject to tidal conditions.
Arrival Notice:  At least 7 days before arrival to Fax: +61 (7) 4786 0305.
  1. name of vessel
  2. type of vessel (if OBO confirm that vessel is gas free)
  3. ETA
  4. total cargo quantity required (subject to C/P requirements and allowances)
  5. hatch loading sequence, pour by pour
Reference to b) above, Master to advise Agent and Harbour Master.
  1. Date vessel discharged last oil cargo.
  2. Time and place of last Gas Free Certificate.
  3. Location and amount of slops on board (and assurance that slop tanks inerted or pressed-up).
48 hours before arrival – advise ETA.
24 hours before arrival – confirm ETA and Hatch Number (``1st Pour''). Also advise Harbour Master of ETA/Berthing Draft/and ballast water is not contaminated.
Note:  To avoid delays to berthing and to avoid tug cancellations it is important that all adjustments to ETAs are advised to all parties.
All hatches to be clean/dry and opened before berthing.
Hatch lids are to be clearly numbered, for easy identification, no responsibility attached to shore loading personnel if any infringement of this requirement.
All loading is expressed in metric tonnes.
Pratique:  Radio pratique is available. Send message to the ``Quarantine Officer'' through the Agent, not more than 24 hours before arrival (this stipulation is not enforced). The Agent will keep vessel advised. Text of the message is in accordance with the advised procedure in the Sailing Directions for Entry to First Australian Port.
If radio pratique has not been granted before berthing ensure that there is no contact with the wharf or employees by crew until pratique is granted.
Shore Leave:  Crew are permitted to go ashore after Immigration and Customs Clearance. The Agent can arrange a minibus service to Bowen and return. Cost about AUD150.00 for the round trip. The trip to Bowen is 30 minutes.
Telephone:  A telephone is placed on board. STD, overseas and local operator service on a reverse charge basis. Telephone cards available.
Restrictions:  Access to wharf and loading plant is restricted.
Persons requiring access (crew members/visitors) must wear safety helmets, safety shoes and adequate eye protection, and comply with all safety regulations.
Abbotcoal are not responsible for accidents incurred by personnel who use their wharf gangway.
Pedestrian access along the wharf approach is not permitted.
Special authorisation is required for private vehicles and visitors, within the port area and wharf access.
Access to the remainder of the port site is strictly forbidden.
Derat Exemption Certificate:  Quarantine doctor will arrange for renewal. Cost AUD45.00.
Consuls:  None available.
Repatriation:  Can be arranged. Coach leaves Bowen for Townsville, with direct flights to New Zealand and Brisbane for other international connections.
Fresh Water/Fuel/Diesel:  Not available from wharf, there are no facilities.
Shipchandler:  Will attend vessel if necessary. Bonded stores are also available. Prices may be high due to transportation costs.

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Also see General before first Australia port
OVERVIEW:  Port handles coal exports via two berths located at the end of a 2.75 km. long trestle. Coal is currently supplied to the port by train from the Newlands, Collinsville, Sonoma, Goonyella, Blair Athol, Clermont, Lake Vermont, Peak Downs, Caval Ridge and Middlemount mines. At present, the terminal handles approx. 50 million tonnes of coal annually although there are plans to expand the operation.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is the Port Authority. Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd is the lessee and it contracts the operation and maintenance of the terminal to Abbot Point Bulkcoal Pty Ltd (APB), a subsidiary of Glencore.
Also see Developments
LOCATION:  In the state of Queensland between Townsville and Mackay, approx. 12.0 n.m. NW of Bowen.
CHARTS:  AUS Charts No. 255 and 826.
Publications:  BA Australia Pilot, Vol. 3, NP 15.
PORT LIMITS:  Bounded by lines joining the following:
  • starting at the HW water mark on the eastern shore of the mainland at Long. 147° 59.07′ E
  • due north to Lat. 19° 48′ S, Long. 147° 59′ E
  • then due east to Lat. 19° 48′ S, Long. 148° 08′ E
  • then in a SE'ly direction to the high water mark on the northern extremity of Gloucester Head on Gloucester Island
  • along the western edge of the island to Cape Gloucester and down to Edgecombe Bay
  • then along the shoreline of the mainland at the HW mark returning to the starting point.
Also see Plan
DOCUMENTS:  See General – Documents
ISPS COMPLIANCE:  Port is compliant.
PFSO:  North Queensland Bulk Ports Corp Ltd:  Port Security Officer. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 4187.
Operations Superintendent. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 4187.
Abbot Point Bulkcoal Pty Ltd:  David Mawhirt. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0335. david.mawhirt@apt1.com.au
MAX. SIZE:  200,000 d.w.t., LOA 300 m., beam 50.0 m., depth 19.5 m.
Larger vessels accepted upon written application; at Regional Harbour Master's discretion.
DENSITY:  1021–1024.
RESTRICTIONS:  Propeller fully immersed with maximum trim 2.5 m. by the stern and forward draft not less than 2% of LOA.
No restrictions on time, however berthing at discretion of Harbour Master with regard to weather conditions.
Unberthing in accordance with state of tide and draft. UKC required: (draft × 0.06) +1.0 m.
APPROACHES:  The port is situated in Abbot Bay and may be approached from either the NE or NNW direct from the Inner Route of the Great Barrier Reef.
From the NE: the front lead is situated on Abbot Point and the rear lead on Bald Hill, the leading lights in line bearing 225°(T).
From the NNW: the front lead is situated towards the shore end of the jetty, 315 m. in front of the rear lead on Abbot Point, the leading lights in line bearing 163.6°(T).
Clark Shoal extends for approx. 3.0 n.m. in a NW direction from Abbot Point. Clark Shoal is marked by an east cardinal beacon in approximate position Lat. 19° 51′ S, Long. 148° 04′ E. The beacon is fitted with the appropriate top mark Q.(3).10s.
Approach depth to the berth is 17.2 m. (LAT).
PILOTAGE:  Compulsory and available throughout 24 hours. Pilot service provided by Maritime Safety Queensland based in Townsville. Notice to be given by vessel, confirming ETA at the pilot boarding ground (position Lat. 19° 48′ S, Long. 148° 04′ E), 48 hours before arrival.
Pilots will generally call vessel on VHF Channel 16, 2 hours before arrival.
Vessel must be underway for pilot boarding and provide a good lee. Pilot ladder must meet SOLAS requirements.
Pilots require 24 hours' notice via Agent for removals and departures.
Townsville VTS. Tel: 1300 721263. Fax: +61 (7) 4721 0633. vts.townsville@msq.qld.gov.au
Marine Safety Queensland (MSQ) Pilotage Services. Tel: +61 (7) 4726 0701. msq.townsville.pilots@transport.qld.gov.au
DEEP SEA PILOTAGE:  See Torres Strait
ANCHORAGES:  Suggested anchorage position is within 1.0 n.m. of the pilot boarding ground, remaining outside port limits. Least depth 23 m.
PRATIQUE:  Abbot Point is a proclaimed Australian first port of entry and therefore all vessels arriving from overseas are required to give prescribed information regarding the pratique status of the vessel, to the Maritime National Coordination Centre (MNCC). Masters are required to complete a Pre-Arrival Report for Vessels (QPAR) and submit it to the MNCC by email. Further information will be provided by Agent including specifics of QPAR.
The report must be submitted not less than 12 hours, and no more than 96 hours, before the vessel's ETA. When forwarded to the MNCC, the information will be assessed by a Quarantine Officer. Should the information be satisfactory, Quarantine Approval to Berth (ATB) will be issued to vessel via Agent. ATB will detail quarantine directions placed on the vessel.
Contact:  MNCC. T: +61 (8) 8201 6185. MaritimeNCC@agriculture.gov.au
Department of Agriculture, Townsville. T: +61 (7) 4789 7888. F: +61 (7) 4789 7821. www.agriculture.gov.au
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION:  Application to Berth (ATB) form should be sent to Abbot Point Terminal and a QShips entry by the Agent shall be received at least seven days but no later than 48 hours before vessel's estimated pilot boarding time, or estimated arrival time in channel for pilot exempt vessels. Agent will send a blank ATB to the vessel 7–10 days before arrival, ensuring up-to-date documents are always used.
For latest information on berthing applications, contact the Agent or APB. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0300. apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au
ETA Notice:  ETA to be emailed to apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au giving the following information at least 10 days before arrival:
  1. name of vessel
  2. type of vessel (if OBO confirm that vessel is gas free)
  3. ETA
  4. total cargo quantity required (subject to C/P requirements and allowances)
  5. hatch loading sequence, pour by pour.
    Notes: 
  1. To avoid delays to berthing and tug cancellations, it is important that all adjustments to ETA are advised to all parties.
  2. All hatches should be clean/dry and opened before berthing.
  3. Hatch covers are to be clearly numbered, for easy identification. No responsibility is attached to shore loading personnel if there is any infringement of this requirement.
  4. All loading is expressed in metric tonnes of 1,000 kg.
For the latest information on arrival notices, contact the Agent or APB. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0300. apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au
  • 48 hours before arrival at the pilot boarding ground, arrival information is to be submitted to RHM via QShips website https://qships.tmr.qld.gov.au/webx
  • 48 hours before arrival at the pilot boarding ground, a Dangerous Goods Declaration Form must be lodged with Regional Harbour Master (RHM) and North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd (NQBP), and also advising gas-free status for tankers.
  • Vessels arriving from overseas must submit the relevant Customs and Immigration documentation to Australian Border Force (ABF), 96 hours before arrival at the pilot boarding ground. If the voyage from the last port is less than 48 hours, then the documentation must be submitted at least 24 hours before arrival. All forms available from Department of Immigration and Border Protection www.border.gov.au
  • 48 hours before arrival, Agent, owner or Master to submit an Arrival Report to RHM. Report is contained in Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Port of Abbot Point , and obtainable from www.msq.qld.gov.au/
  • Department of Agriculture, via Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS), requires vessels from overseas to submit relevant quarantine documentation no more than 96 hours and no less than 12 hours before arrival.
  • 24 and 2 hours before arrival, an updated ETA to be submitted to RHM via QShips.
Regional Harbour Master Townsville. Tel: +61 (7) 4726 3400. Fax: +61 (7) 4721 2028. RHMTownsville@msq.qld.gov.au
NQBP Duty Officer. Tel: +61 (7) 4955 5107.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). T: +61 (7) 4957 6644, (2) 6230 6811. Fax: +61 (7) 4957 8450. www.amsa.gov.au/
VHF:  Reef VTS (Mackay Region) and Abbot Point VTS work on Channel 14 and 12 respectively. Pilots listen on Channel 16 and work on Channels 6 and 12. Pilot and tugs communicate on Channel 6.
VTS/RADAR:  VTS Abbot Point:  Operator:  VTS Townsville. Tel: +61 (7) 4726 3600. Fax: +61 (7) 4721 0633. vtstownsville@msq.qld.gov.au www.msq.qld.gov.au/
Facilities:  VTS centre is operated by Maritime Safety Queensland, situated at the Regional Harbour Master's office in Townsville. Centre's call sign, ``Abbot Point VTS'', should be contacted in relation to ship traffic scheduling, pollution incidents and reporting defective navigation aids. Operational throughout 24 hours.
Abbott Point VTS works on VHF channel 14.
Reef VTS:  Operator:  REEFVTS. Tel: 1300 721293. Fax: +61 (7) 4721 0633. reefvts@vtm.qld.gov.aqu
Contact: VTS Manager. reefvts@msq.qld.gov.au
Facilities:  The following categories of ships must report to REEFVTS:
  1. all ships of LOA 50 m. or more
  2. all oil tankers, liquefied gas carriers, chemical tankers or ships coming within the INF Code, including those with an LOA less than 50 m.
  3. ships which are towing or pushing, or being towed or pushed, where either of the ships belongs to category a) or b), or where LOA of the tow is 150 m. or more.
REEFVTS Mackay Region works on VHF Channel 14.
Coverage extends out to the entrance of the Hydrographers Passage and north–south along the coast.
TUGS:  Operator:  Bowen Towage Services Pty Ltd (Svitzer Australasia). T: +61 1300 662377 (24 hours, Operations Centre). M: +61 438 470 775 (after hours). Fax: +61 (7) 4955 5498. nthqld.controllers@svitzer.com
Facilities:  1×65 and 2×80 tonne BP ASD tugs are available, tugs lines are always used. Tugs are brought in from Bowen taking a minimum of 2.5 hours and sometimes longer, therefore Masters are advised to provide sufficient notice of requirements. Vessel is advised to request tugs in sufficient time, particularly taking into account that the weather may become unsafe, requiring vessel to move off the berth.
Tugs are ordered by Agent via QShips. Tug bookings are accepted via Bowen Towage Services. Amendments to bookings should be made by telephone.
Line Boats:  Not available.
BERTHS:  There are two berths located at the end of a 2.75 km. trestle, vessels are served by a conveyor system and two shiploaders.
Berth Length Depth 1 Length 2 Width 2 Cargo
No. (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.)
1 268 19.0 512 70 Steam coal, coking coal
2 252 19.5 480 70 Steam coal, coking coal
1 LAT
2 Berth Pocket
Each berth is capable of handling vessels up to 200,000 d.w.t., LOA 300 m., beam 50.0 m.
Fenders:  Berth No. 1 features seven breasting dolphins equipped with Bridgestone energy adsorbing cell-type runner fenders. The height of the tops of fenders is approx. 7.5 m. (CD), height of underside of fenders is 0.9 m. (CD). Berth No. 2 also features seven breasting dolphins with similar fenders. The height of the top of the fenders is 8.05 (CD), height of the underside of fenders is -0.26 m. (CD).
Also see Restrictions
BULK FACILITIES:  Port handles coal exports from the Newlands, Collinsville, Sonoma and Goonyella mines. Port comprises railway wagon discharge facilities, coal handling and stockpiling areas, a single trestle jetty with conveyor system and two offshore berths sharing two shiploaders.
Shiploader Specifications: 
Shiploader 1:
Type Travelling gantry with luffing boom
Design rate max. capacity 6,000 tonnes/hr.
Average loading capacity 3,700 tonnes/hr.
Length of travel 212 m.
Boom operating range +12° to −10°
Max. outreach from fender line 34 m.
Height above CD (+12°) 27.5 m.
Height above CD (−0°) 19.5 m.
Travel speed 3–30 m./min.
Shiploader 2:
Type Travelling gantry with luffing boom
Design rate nominal capacity 7,200 tonnes/hr.
Length of travel 235 m.
Boom operating range +12° to –6°
Max. outreach from fender line 34 m.
Height above CD (+12°) 27.5 m.
Height above CD (−6°) 22.5 m.
Travel speed 3–30 m./min.
The conveyor system includes approx. 2.75 km. mounted on the trestle linking the berths to the shore. Vessels should be aware that when requesting completion of loading, there will be approx. 3,000 tonnes of cargo remaining on the conveyor which must be run off onto the ship.
CARGO OPERATIONS:  Cargo Characteristics:  Port handles steam and coking coal, stowage factor depends on the originating mine:
Steam Coal:  Angle of repose 35–50°.
Mine Cu.m./tonne Cu.ft./ton Cu.ft./tonne
Newlands/Collinsville 1.110 39.82 39.19
Sonoma 1.050 37.66 37.08
Blair Athol/Clermont 1.161 41.66 41.00
Lake Vermont - Lvmp 1.133 40.65 40.00
Middlemount - Pci 1.120 40.17 39.55
Coking Coal:  Angle of repose from 33°.
Mine Cu.m./tonne Cu.ft./ton Cu.ft./tonne
Newlands/Collinsville 1.140 40.89 40.25
Sonoma 1.130 40.53 39.90
Peak Downs/Goonyella/Caval Ridge 1.130 40.53 39.90
Middlemount Coking 1.120 40.17 39.55
Lake Vermont - Lvmp 1.133 40.65 40.00
For the latest information regarding cargo stowage factor, contact Agent or Abbot Point Bulkcoal. T: +61 (7) 4786 0300. apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au
Draft Survey:  Loaded tonnage is calculated by independent draft survey. For further information contact Agent or Abbot Point Bulkcoal (APB). T: +61 (7) 4786 0300. apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au
Cargo Completion:  Vessels must vacate the berth without delay, subject to tidal conditions.
Rail:  Trains have a coal-carrying capacity of up to 6,880 tonnes which is stockpiled through a bottom dump train receival system using rail-mounted stacker reclaimers, capable of handling between 4,000 and 6,000 tonnes per hour (t.p.h.).
POLLUTION:  Oil Spill Procedures:  NQBP provides trained personnel, equipment and vessels to complete the clean up of hydrocarbon spills. Trained staff will initiate a first strike response to prevent/minimise any damage to the environment. Ships must ensure all measures are taken to prevent the release of hydrocarbons into the environment.
In the event of an oil spill, immediately notify RHM Townsville. T: +61 1300 721263. NQBP staff should also be notified T: +61 (7) 4955 8165. M: +61 4085 8169. If the incident takes place outside normal office hours, a 24-hour line is available. T: +61 (7) 4955 8171.
WASTE DISPOSAL:  Not available.
SLOPS DISPOSAL:  Not available.
MEDICAL:  Notice not usually required unless urgent assistance needed. Full facilities available in Townsville, 160 km.
Townsville Hospital. Tel: +61 (7) 4746 1111. www.health.qld.gov.au/
FRESH WATER:  Not available.
FUEL:  There are no bunkering services available.
CHANDLERY:  Provisions available on request.
Southern Cross Marine Supplies NQ Tel: +61 (7) 4952 5377. Fax: +61 (7) 4952 5416. Mobile: +61 4128 39008. mackay@scms.com.au www.scms.com.au/
Australian Shipping Supplies Tel: +61 (7) 4725 4199. Mobile: +61 419 570 208. Fax: +61 (7) 4725 6966. tsaldana@tader.com.au www.ausshipping.com.au/
Pacific Marine Group. Tel: +61 (7) 4724 2200. Fax: +61 (7) 4724 2208. info@pacificmarinegroup.com.au www.pacificmarinegroup.com.au/
SERVICES:  Electrical Power:  No shore power connection available.
Also see Repairs
DRY DOCK:  See Brisbane and Sydney
REPAIRS:  Engines must not be immobilised whilst alongside.
Any vessel requiring repairs must advise the Agent well before arrival at Abbot Point. Due to the remote location of Abbot Point, port's absence of vessel repair facilities and services and the port's security and safety standards, it is recommended that any repairs are conducted off Townsville port.
PMG:  Operator:  Pacific Marine Group. Tel: +61 (7) 4724 2200. Fax: +61 (7) 4724 2208. info@pacificmarinegroup.com.au www.pacificmarinegroup.com.au/
Facilities:  Capable of handling most repairs and conducting diving operations.
SEP:  Operator:  Seabourne Electronics Pty Ltd. Tel: +61 (7) 4771 4210. Mobile: +61 4247 02329. seabourne@seabourne.com.au
POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE:  Emergency Tel: 000.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE:  Abbot Point VTS. VHF Channels 16, 14 and 13. Tel: 1300 721263.
NQBP Abbot Point Control. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0327. Internal line Tel: 327.
NQBP Duty Officer. Tel: +61 (7) 4955 5107.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Tel: +61 (7) 4957 6644, (2) 6230 6811. Fax: +61 (7) 4957 8450. www.amsa.gov.au/
APB 24-hour Duty Supervisor. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0330. Mobile: +61 438 699 075.
SECURITY/GANGWAY:  Ship's gangway, ship's crew used as watchmen.
REGULATIONS:  Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Port of Abbot Point , obtainable from www.msq.qld.gov.au/
Port of Abbot Point Rules obtainable at www.nqbp.com.au/
WEATHER/TIDES:  The tidal flows are approximately parallel to the wharf with the ebb flowing at 289°(T) and the flood at 109°(T), at velocities of 1–2 knots. The mean spring tide range is 2.02 m. and the mean neap tide range is 0.78 m. Height of tide above datum (LAT) as follows:
HAT MHWS MHWN MSL AHD MLWN MLWS LAT
(m.) (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.)
3.60 2.69 2.07 1.72 1.62 1.29 0.67 0.00
TELEPHONES:  Provided on berthing. Mobile telephone coverage provided, GSM 900/1800 and 3G 2100.
NEAREST AIRPORT:  Bowen Domestic, 20 km. Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Domestic, 80 km. Brisbane Int'l, 1,000 km.
CONNECTIONS:  The terminal is accessed by a 12.0 km. private road (owned by NQBP) from the Bruce Highway, and by a dedicated rail line. Coal is transported by rail to the terminal, with the line terminating in a single rail loop.
A limited number of domestic air services to Brisbane available from Whitsunday Coastal Airport (PPP), Proserpine, to the south of Abbot Point.
SHORE LEAVE:  Allowed, Agent can arrange bus to Bowen (25 km.).
Restrictions:  Acces to the wharf and the loading plant is restricted. Persons requiring access, including crew members or visitors, must wear safety hard hats, safety shoes and adequate eye protection, as well as comply with all safety regulations. APB is not responsible for accidents incurred by personnel who use their wharf gangway.
Pedestrian access along the wharf approach is not permitted. Special authorisation is required for private vehicles and visitors within the port for wharf access. Access to the remainder of the port site is strictly forbidden.
REPATRIATION:  Repatriation can be arranged by the Agent.
IDENTIFICATION CARDS:  Only authorised persons may enter the terminal. Australia has introduced the Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) for the port and maritime industry which must be worn by every person entering a restricted zone. Visitor will be issued with a visitor's pass.
SEAMAN'S CLUBS:  None.
DEVELOPMENTS:  Port is currently being considered for a number of developments including the construction of new coal terminals (Abbot Point Terminals No. 0 and 3) and the construction of a new Multi Cargo Facility (MCF).
Terminal No. 0:  Adani group has signed a memorandum of understanding with POSCO to build a new terminal to handle the export of coal. The terminal will have a capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum, extended to 70 million tonnes per annum as part of a second phase.
Terminal No. 3:  NQBP is to develop coal terminals T2 and T3. Preferred developers, Hancock Coal Limited and BHP Billiton Limited, are currently working with NQBP to enter into a Framework Agreement to progress the project, and are finalising preliminary design and environmental studies.
AUTHORITY:  Corporate Office:  North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd, CML Building, 24th Floor, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia. Tel: +61 (7) 3224 7088, 3224 8863. Fax: +61 (7) 3224 7234. info@nqbp.com.au http://www.nqbp.com.au Contact: Rob Watkins. M: +61 417 341 475. John Martin, Port Operations Superintendent. T: +61 (7) 4786 4187. M: +61 428 180 243. jmartin@nqbp.com.au NQBP Duty Officer. T: +61 (7) 4955 5107 (24 hours).
Terminal Operator:  Abbot Point Bulkcoal Pty Ltd, Abbot Point via Bowen, PO Box 207, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia. Tel: +61 (7) 4786 0300. Fax: +61 (7) 4786 0305. apbcoalshipping@apt1.com.au http://www.glencore.com.au Contact: Peter Tayler, Operations Manager. T: +61 (7) 4786 0332. peter.tayler@glencore.com.au Duty Supervisor. T: +61 (7) 4786 0330. M: +61 438 699 075.
Region Office, Townsville:  Maritime Safety Queensland, PO Box 1921, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia. Tel: +61 (7) 4421 8100. Fax: +61 (7) 4721 2028. msqmail@msq.qld.gov.au http://www.msq.qld.gov.au Contact: Regional Harbour Master. RHMtownsville@msq.qld.gov.au